Ofcom raises BSL obligation for smaller TV channels

Monday 18 May 2015 | 10:29 CET | News
UK broadcast and communication regulator Ofcom is raising the British Sign Language (BSL) obligation for smaller TV channels from 30 to 75 minutes a month. The move is intended to provide substantial benefits to deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers. Since 2007, channels with an audience TV viewing share between 0.05 and 1 percent have been required to show 30 minutes of programmes each month presented in BSL. As an alternative, channels can choose to contribute at least GBP 20,000 a year to other arrangements that help make sign-presented TV programmes available. Most choose to support the BSL

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Channel 4 / Ofcom
Countries: United Kingdom
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